Campaigns

SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Guaranteed Rights for Shareholders   In October 2014 ShareSoc launched a campaign to give full rights to ALL shareholders. Update 21 March 2020 In 2019, after much lobbying, the Law Commission launched its Review of Intermediated Securities. Peter Parry and Cliff Weight are on the advisory panel. ShareSoc-UKSA submitted a joint response on behalf of individual investors, on 5 Nov 2019. The key points we made were: Communication by email rather than by post is now the norm and assumed as the default position. Printing annual reports ...

Woodford Campaign

  WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE 30 SEPT WEBINAR – ‘WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?’ WEBINAR. (You need to be a Full member to have access to the recording). CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO REGISTER: Special Offer for Woodford Campaign Members: Upgrade to FULL MEMBERSHIP OF SHARESOC FOR ONLY £30 – a 33% saving*. Use Discount Code JUSTICE21. Special offer expires 31/12/21 ShareSoc invites everyone concerned about Woodford, particularly investors in the LF Woodford Equity Income Fund (WEIF), the LF Woodford Income Focus Fund (WIFF), Woodford ...

SVS Client Support Group

ShareSoc has established this group to support former clients of SVS Securities who are experiencing difficulties in recovering their assets. If you would like our support, or to help other SVS clients, please join our SVS Support Group. Objectives The objectives of this group are: To provide assistance to former SVS clients who are experiencing difficulties To investigate the causes of undue delays in the recovery of assets, with a view to preventing recurrences in future Special Administrations of custodians. Methods Almost all assets of ...

ShareSoc’s Bacanora Investor Group (BIG)

ShareSoc’s Bacanora Investor Group (BIG) Bacanora Lithium (BCN) shareholders are asked to join ShareSoc’s Bacanora Investor Group (BIG) Quick Links Objectives Background Updates Join ShareSoc's BIG Group Objectives ShareSoc has agreed to support BIG to help individual Bacanora shareholders to communicate and work together for the best collective outcome. We have the following objectives: facilitating shareholder communication (both between themselves and with relevant parties) helping shareholders to review and evaluate their current situation and options acting as a shareholder voice to involved parties, to relevant bodies and to ...

ShareSoc Sirius Shareholders’ Group (SSSG)

ShareSoc Sirius Shareholders’ Group (SSSG) and SiriusClaim (www.SiriusClaim.com) ShareSoc invites individual shareholders in Sirius Minerals Plc (SXX) to register your interest with the ShareSoc Sirius Shareholders’ Group (SSSG) and SiriusClaim. Quick Links Objectives Updates Join SSSG Group Objectives Many individual investors lost money through their investment in Sirius. An offer was accepted for the company, which crystallised losses and which leaves shareholders with limited options. ShareSoc agreed to create the SSSG to help individual Sirius shareholders to communicate and work together for the best collective outcome. More ...

EDGE Performance VCT Campaign

ShareSoc has launched a campaign to improve the performance of Edge Performance VCT Plc (consisting of H and I share classes) and reduce the fees charged by its investment manager, Edge Investments Limited. We are seeking shareholders to: collectively work together to persuade the incumbent directors to make various changes, vote to appoint new directors, vote against various resolutions at the upcoming General Meeting in February 2020. In addition, we seek to persuade Edge Performance VCT to agree a better deal with ...

Albion Venture Capital VCT Campaign

ShareSoc is very concerned by proposed changes to the Albion Venture Capital VCT (AAVC) fees charged by its investment manager Albion Capital. We have therefore launched this campaign, seeking members to vote against various resolutions at the Albion Venture Capital AGM on 21 August 2019. In addition we seek to persuade the Albion Venture Capital directors to agree a better deal with the investment manager. Quick Links Join the campaign Description of the campaign Campaign objectives Information and Updates About the Campaign The general ...

Beaufort Client Campaign

ShareSoc is appalled by the treatment of Beaufort client assets proposed by administrator PWC and the huge fees PWC intends to charge for their services. We have therefore launched this campaign, seeking to minimise the losses suffered by Beaufort clients and to minimise the time before clients regain access to their securities held by Beaufort. In addition we seek to protect the interests of all UK investors by improving the regulatory framework, so that client assets which are supposedly ringfenced are ...

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Shareholder Committee Campaign

ShareSoc and UKSA have now paused this campaign because RBS are now engaging better with shareholders and have announced a programme of 4 events a year specifically focussed on engagement with individual shareholders. You can find further details here: RBS Shareholder Committee Campaign – Update 17 ShareSoc has advocated the implementation of Shareholder Committees since our inception in 2011. Recently this initiative has received support in the form of the Government's November 2016 Green Paper on Corporate Governance, and in the form of ...

VCT INVESTORS GROUP

  Update on latest news - Report on 23 March 2021 Webinar - click here https://www.sharesoc.org/seminar/campaign-update-vcts-23-march-2021/ - 16 March 2021 - Ventus and Ventus 2 VCT  UPDATE - click here https://www.sharesoc.org/blog/vcts/ventus-and-ventus-2-vct-update/ - Report on 26 Feb 2020 meeting and action plan  click here https://www.sharesoc.org/blog/vct-investors-group-action-plan/ Purpose The Purpose of the Group is to improve the returns of investors in VCTs. Goals To provide guidelines of what Group members think is best practice, e.g. management fees, performance fees, directors’ tenure and independence. To provide advice for investors on specific VCTs, by Identifying ...